Stabenow is among Senate supporters of Iran deal

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 24, 2015 at 11:31 a.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — Another Senate Democrat has come out in support of the Iran nuclear agreement being pushed by President Barack Obama.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan says the "imminent threat of Iran having a nuclear weapon" outweighs any flaws in the international agreement.

Stabenow is the 28th Senate Democrat to back the deal. Thirty-four votes would be needed to sustain Obama's veto of any resolution of disapproval. She'd been seen as a question mark on the deal. Stabenow is close to New York's Charles Schumer, the highest-profile Senate Democrat to oppose it.

Increasingly, supporters of the deal seem to be within reach of the 41 votes they would need to block the resolution of disapproval from passing in the Senate in the first place.

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid announced his support yesterday, pledging to do everything he can to turn back opposition to it. His announcement came ahead of a visit by Obama today to Reid's home state of Nevada.

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065-v-32-(Carlotta Bradley, AP correspondent)--Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid says he's throwing his full support behind President Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran. AP correspondent Carlotta Bradley reports. (24 Aug 2015)

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APPHOTO WX102: In this photo taken Nov. 4, 2014, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich. speaks in Detroit. With Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid now on board, the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers seems to be picking up the momentum it needs to survive fierce opposition in Congress from its Republican opponents. Stabenow said Monday she will support the deal, joining steady stream of Democrats who have recently backed the deal. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (4 Nov 2014)

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